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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By rocket1
Re: Low compression

I pressurized the cylinder and air escaped from the inlet valve,I hand cut the seat with the flea market cutter I had picked up a few years ago and valve held the pressure.I'm now getting a slight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By rocket1
Re: Low compression

Thanks Tinkirk,I'm going to pressurize the cylinder with 60 lbs.and check for leak down.Possible the new rings got to seat yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By rocket1
Low compression

The bargain rebuilt motor I purchased a couple of years ago has low compression on number one cylinder,it measures 40 lb.The other cylinders have 60 and 70 lbs.I lapd the valves in and adjusted the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By rocket1
Re: Spring Prep

I just want to add use extreme caution with that rear spring,you can't always relay on that center bolt holding it together.I would chain it or large c clamp it before you are ready to install it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By rocket1
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I'm going to order it today,motor won't run with old manifold probably vacuum leak also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By rocket1
repro exhaust manifold

working on the a valves and when I went to install the exhaust and intake with the gland rings and a one piece metal clad gasket the rear port would not line up with the gasket.I assume the back of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By rocket1
Re: High-pitch whistle when accelerating

Might be the police officer behind you,A sense of humor is a necessity when you own a model A,hope you solve the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By rocket1
Re: DId Model "A"s Come With a Spare Tire?

No rear bumper on my 29ccpu.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By rocket1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By rocket1
Re: Stubborn Zenith

I would start with the basics,check the cylinder compression and tappet clearance,I have had the same problem,one time worn lifters with huge valve clearance and another time low compression in one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By rocket1
Re: adjustable lifters

I was just looking through Les Andrews book and it stated the stainless valves should be cut down a quarter of an inch from the end to allow for proper adjustment,this would have allowed me to access...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By rocket1
Re: Im going to be buying some tubes and tires. good tubes? bad tubes?

All the inner tubes are imported,Brattons sells the best of the lot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By rocket1
adjustable lifters

I found a few of the lock nuts loose on the adjustable tappets,I doubt if they were properly tightened down.I found that I was not able to get a wrench on the machined part of the tappet because it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By rocket1
Re: radiator question

As long as the fan clears the radiator your good,off hand it is probably several inches.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By rocket1
Re: Generator problems

Marrowe,I see this is your first post,welcome to the agony and ecstasy of Model A ownership,LOL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By rocket1
Re: 4 Blackened Spark Plugs?

I would take a compression check,60 to 70 lbs is great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By rocket1
Re: Pan Gasket

I also have the oil pan off,I made the tool to hold the oil pump from dropping down,it is a pipe plug with a threaded hole for a screw,Take the brass plug out of the side of the block screw in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By rocket1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By rocket1
Engine won"t idle

On returning from a 60 mile ride whenever I stopped the engine would die,checking it out at home I could hear a miss in the exhaust pipe and a crackling noise at the carb.I took a compression test...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By rocket1
Re: What have you found working on your A?

When stripping the paint off the door on my ccpu I found Ford Sales and Service with a partial address that is local,I could never verify where the bldg. was.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By rocket1
Re: Pickup Steering

What size tires are you running,stock I hope,yes needle bearings in the sector housing will definitly help.Check all the steering balls for out of round,front end should be completely gone over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By rocket1
Re: different points in my distributor

If you buy the Echlin points you will find out they are not made right the contacts will not line up!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By rocket1
Re: haggerty model A time lapse engine rebuild video on youtube

I liked the way the head just pulled off and all the studs came out,HA!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By rocket1
Re: Strange Happenings health wise

I also have a problem with vertigo,am 77 and it has been the last couple of years,probably age related.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By rocket1
Re: (GAV) no response

running an air cleaner? made sure all passages in body are open? are you sure it doesn't require a seat?
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